Monthly Archives: Oktober 2021

Morocco to Build Large Desalination Plant in Dakhla – Morocco

Rabat-  A group of French businessmen visited Dakhla on Tuesday and held a meeting with local officials to discuss investment opportunities in the southern Moroccan city. 

The director of the Regional Investment Center (CRI) of Dakhla, Mounir Houari, told the group of French businessmen of the Moroccan government’s plans to construct a large desalination plant to supply irrigation water to 5,000 hectares of crops.

According to local sources quoted in converging reports, the new desalination plant will be built in Dajla, an area that will also “have two logistics platforms -the Bir Ganduz and El Guerguarat (of 35 hectares each), a 900-megawatt wind farm, the Dakhla Atlantic port, and a West Africa Free Zone attached to the port.”

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California should create more water — much more – California

l’d write one every day if it meant ending our water woes. But it tells you everything you need to know about California’s dire water situation — that the atmospheric river that recently pummeled Northern California and other parts of the state doesn’t even begin to make a dent in our drought.

And it highlights the urgency for California to create more water. Much more.

California currently manufactures far less drought-resilient freshwater than other similarly arid regions.

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Government reactivates the seawater desalination plant in Zeralda -ALGERIA

The announcement was made on October 27th, 2021 by Algerian Minister of Water Resources and Water Security, Karim Hasni.

By relaunching the seawater desalination plant of Zeralda, the government of Algeria relieves in a direct way 65 000 people in the city of Algiers.

According to the Algerian authorities, the rehabilitated plant is capable of supplying 10,000 m3 of drinking water per day.

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Water-Poor Egypt Eyes Increase in Desalination Capacity in 5 Years – Egypt

Egypt is worried about its supply of fresh water. To help deal with the problem, it is offering financial assistance to private companies to build 17 new desalination factories over the next 5 years.

The process of desalination removes salt from water.

The new factories will increase water desalination in the country by 300 percent. They will operate with solar energy.

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EGYPT: in search of French investment in desalination and sustainable mobility – Egypt

Mostafa Madbouly was on a mission of seduction in Paris. During this visit, the Egyptian Prime Minister met with his French counterpart Jean Castex at Matignon, as well as with the Mouvement des Entreprises de France (MEDEF) at the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CESE).

With the French employers, Mostafa Madbouly discussed investment opportunities in Egypt, particularly in the water sector.

The Egyptian government is committed to a plan to exploit unconventional water resources, including desalination for the supply of its population and agriculture.

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HK desalination plant expected to be completed on schedule – Hong kong

The construction of a desalination plant in Hong Kong designed to expand water supplies in the special administrative region is expected to finish and put into use in 2023, the project engineers said on Tuesday.

The Tseung Kwan O desalination plant, built with a water production capacity of 135,000 cubic metres per day, can meet 5 percent of Hong Kong’s current fresh water demand, said Lee Kwun-chung, chief engineer from the Water Supplies Department of the Hong Kong SAR.

After its entry into service, it will be the first desalination plant using seawater reverse osmosis technology in the city, the most advanced and efficient technology for the production of drinking water from seawater, Lee said.

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Marubeni and Taqa finalise contracts for Saudi Aramco power and water project – Saudi Arabia

Japan’s Marubeni and Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (Taqa) have signed the final contracts and reached financial close for the project to develop a cogeneration power and water desalination project for Saudi Aramco

The Tanajib cogeneration power and steam component will have a power capacity of 940MW and a steam capacity of 1,084 tonnes per hour of steam. The desalination plant will have a capacity of 5.25 million imperial gallons a day (MIGD).

Marubeni and Taqa signed a water and energy conversion agreement for the greenfield industrial facility on 15 September, according to sources close to the scheme. Financial close for the project was reached on 15 October.

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Despite Expected Rainfall, Santa Barbara County Still at 10-Year Low

Santa Barbara County is experiencing its lowest rainfall in 10 years, a scenario that is likely the new normal.

“There is substantial uncertainty about how climate change will affect precipitation in our county,” said Matt Young, Santa Barbara County’s water agency manager.

“However, the best available science indicates that we may see longer drought periods punctuated by years with more intense rainfall.”

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Financial close achieved on major Saudi desalination project – Saudi Arabia

Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC), in association with a private consortium, has achieved financial close on the Jubail 3B Independent Water Project (IWP).

The project, which is a key part of the water schemes in Saudi Arabia developed under the public-private-partnership (PPP) structure, is expected to start commercial operation in 2024.

The consortium, comprising France-headquartered ENGIE (40 percent), Saudi-based Nesma Company Limited (30 percent) and Abdulaziz Al Ajlan Sons for Commercial and Real Estate Investment Ajlan And Bros Company (30 percent), was picked as preferred bidder on the project in April.

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Taqa and Saudi Aramco to develop greenfield power and desalination project – Saudi Arabia

Abu Dhabi National Energy Company, also known as Taqa, will develop a large greenfield power and desalination project with Saudi Aramco, the world’s biggest exporter of crude.

The 940-megawatt Tanajib cogeneration and desalination project will have a capacity of 1,084 tonnes per hour of steam and 5.25 million Imperial gallons per day (MIGD) of desalinated water.

Taqa also signed a water and energy conversion agreement with Japan’s Marubeni Corporation to develop a greenfield industrial facility that includes provisions for supporting infrastructure such as pipelines to connect the desalination and cogeneration plants with end users.

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